Tuesday, February 9, 2010

What do people do with all those shovels? Or Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine

Ok, seriously, why do people need to rush to Home Depot to buy new shovels each and every time it snows? We don't live in Florida people. Buy a shovel, use it, and keep it! They aren't disposable. I understand the need for more rock salt, or gas for your snow blower... but shovels? And what's with the milk, eggs and bread? Is everyone making french toast after they dispose of their used shovels?

But I digress.

We are supposed to get up to 24 inches of snow. Well, maybe only six, but maybe 24. I wish I were weather man, now there is a low pressure job. No one expects you to know a darn thing!
All I figure I need for such a snow day is some craft projects (I am hiding mood sand in the garage, and we have valentines and hundred day projects to finish), a good bottle of wine, and a few good recipes to keep the house smelling good.

Tonight, BS (Before Snow) we are having that Buffalo Fettuccine I was telling you about, but I changed it up a bit so I thought I would share my version with you. The original recipe is linked up in my previous post.

Buffalo Chicken Fettuccine

1 lb. fettuccine, fully cooked and drained (Save some cooking liquid to thin sauce)
1/2 of that roast chicken I made last week. I think 4 breasts would do or a half a rotisserie chicken)
salt & pepper, to taste
1 c. chicken stock
8 oz. cream cheese
1/4 c. hot sauce (more or less, depending on desired intensity. 1/4 c. will be mild to medium in flavor.)
1 c. Blue cheese

1. Shred the chicken with your fingers
2. In a saucepan, combine the cream cheese, hot sauce and chicken stock. Cook over medium-low heat until the cream cheese is completely melted.
3. Add the blue cheese and chicken to the saucepan, stir to combine, and then toss with the cooked fettuccine. Add cooking liquid from the pasta is the sauce is too thick. Or you can add more chicken stock. Salt and pepper to taste.

Tomorrow- Sugar cookie hearts for Valentine's Day


  1. Low Pressure Job! great pun!!!:)

  2. We broke our shovel during the great ice storm of '09, but I did always wonder the same thing while living in South Florida about plywood. Why does everyone need to go buy plywood before the hurricane? What happened to last hurricane's plywood?

  3. That recipe sounds amazing! The snow yesterday was a total bust in MA too, but we did have a half-day so I had time to help the girls make their iPod valentines. I can't cook (yet) but set me up with tape and glue and I rock it. AND, I did make your Grandma Norma's Sweet and Sour meatballs last night, which is a family favorite. Have you posted that recipe yet? It's easy enough for even me and a perfect winter comfort food! Love you. kmhb

  4. Mary, I didnt even mean to make a pun! He he.

    Jen, I guess breacking shovels is a reasonable excuse. ;)

    Kel, we actually got more than a foot and the kids are home again today. What is an IPod Valentine? I havent posted the meatballs, I have to get some chop meat and do it soon. You do it in the slow cooker don't you? The Pasta was so good!